Christine Hill

Christine Hill

Pilot, 2000

Biography


A resident of Berlin since 1991, American artist Christine Hill has spent her artistic career trying out other careers. Referring to these experiments as “organizational ventures,” rather than performance art or installations, she has opened ad-hoc businesses as varied as a tour guide company, a portable office, a massage parlor, and an apothecary. One of her most enduring works is the Volksboutique, which is comprised of a series of small shops that have popped up around the world. The small businesses combine the tradition of East German community shops—stocked by products made in her studio, the Volksboutique Products Division—with optimistic slogans rendered in red, white, and blue text. Like Andy Warhol, she continues the 20th-century tradition of exploring the relationship between art and commerce, with a bit of theater rolled in.
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Nov 22, 2012

New York Times Christine Hill Art in Review: Christine Hill "Small Business"

Oct 06, 2013

Hyperallergic Christine Hill Christine Hill's Small Business

Exhibitions

Nov 17 – Dec 22, 2012 Christine Hill Small Business

Jun 25 – Jul 29, 2011 Group Show Taking Shape

May 15 – Jun 23, 2010 Group Show Resurrectine

Jun 06 – Jul 31, 2009 Group Show Black & White Works

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Pilot: The Invention, Presentation and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, 2000

Christine Hill

Small Business Model, 2012

Christine Hill

A Practical Guide to Understanding the Volksboutique Small Business

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Christine Hill

Musterbrett (Sample Board) 08, 2012

Christine Hill

Musterbrett (Sample Board) 09, 2012

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Volksboutique Small Business (Berlin), 2010

Volksboutique Small Business (Berlin), 2010

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Pilot, 2002

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The Volksboutique Armory Apothecary, 2009

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Small Business, 2012

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Small Business, 2012

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Volksboutique Small Business (Berlin), 2010

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Pilot, 2002

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The Volksboutique Armory Apothecary, 2009

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Small Business, 2012

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Small Business, 2012

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